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Posted 1/29/2016

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By Joella Zaffino
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District

Tionesta Lake project staff hosted their 75th Anniversary Open house celebration, Jan. 9, at the Tionesta Lake Information Center.

During the open house visitors had the opportunity to participate in activities ranging from virtual control tower tours, to staff-led presentations. 

Additionally, William Alex, a former Tionesta Lake resource manager, opened and inventoried a 1991 time capsule. Among the items inventoried were Tionesta Lake recreation brochures, maps, staff photos, notes from the guests at the 50th Anniversary Open House, local newspapers and area memorabilia from 1991. Col. Bernard Lindstrom, U.S Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District commander, presented Rodney Daum, Tionesta Lake resource manager, with two commander’s coins, one to be added to the 2016 time-capsule inventory, and a second in recognition of the Tionesta Lake staff for the success of the anniversary event. 

Pennsylvania Senator Scott Hutchinson and State Representative Kathy Rapp were in attendance. Each presented a citation in recognition of the historic milestone. Congressman Glenn Thompson’s representative, Patty Alberth, was also in attendance. Alberth presented a copy of Thompson’s Jan. 6, congressional address which highlighted Tionesta’s 75th anniversary.

Tionesta Lake project staff will host a second open house event in June.


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